DESTROYING A BEACHHEAD

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

A new dam intended to solve a water crisis has, paradoxically, created new problems for the people of Gwadar in Pakistan. Environmentalists fear that in the absence of a proper drainage sys- tem, the increased water supply,will devastate Gwadar's beautiful sandy beaches. "It is necessary to develop a proper drainage-system before water supply damages the beaches," says an environmental activist. The beach is already under threat from a growing tribe of construction contractors who are scooping out sand, leaving huge, ugly potholes on the beach.

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